Comics

George Lucas

The father of the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas is one of the most prolific and recognizable names in science-fiction. While his work on the infamous prequels is criticized by many, maybe justifiably so, no one can deny his massive influence on film and pop culture as a whole. Don’t forget your Jar Jar!

Jughead Jones (Riverdale)

On The CW’s adaptation of the classic Archie comics, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is the story’s narrator and one of the main characters. The series begins after the murder of a classmate, the dissolution of a friendship between himself and Archie (KJ Apa), and the entrance of a new girl at school. Jughead and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) start a relationship partway through Season 1. He’s rarely seen without his signature beanie.

Batman (Adam West)

Batman (Adam West)

In the campy 1960s TV series, Batman (Adam West) fights crime in Gotham while reminding kids to do their homework, drink their milk, and buy U.S. savings bonds. This version wears the skin-tight body suit and underwear briefs of the classic superhero. The chunkier ’60s Batman logo is hard to find, so this later version will do in a pinch or you can always make your own.

Benny from Fallout: New Vegas

Benny is one of the main villains of the Obsidian Entertainment action role-playing video game Fallout: New Vegas. He first appears in the opening cutscene, shooting the player Courier in the head and stealing his Platinum Chip. When Courier recovers, he makes it his duty to get revenge from Benny, eventually stumbling upon a conspiracy surrounding the city of New Vegas, where his Platinum Chip is the key to an upcoming war for Hoover Dam between the New California Republic and Caesar’s Legion.

Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming

Vulture

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Vulture (Michael Keaton) is the nickname of Adrian Toomes, the owner of a salvage company turned supervillain after the government and Iron Man put him out of business. Vulture clashes against Spider-Man, sometimes even while the latter is wearing his homemade costume.

Nebula

Nebula

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Nebula (Karen Gillan) is adopted by Thanos and raised as a sibling of Gamora. Sure she’s sadistic and evil, but at the same time it’s clear she’s jealous and hurt by the success of her older sister. For this costume, apply the metallic silver paint to face and left arm.

Drax the Destroyer

Drax the Destroyer

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) is a powerful alien whose family was slaughtered by Ronan and Thanos. He joins Peter Quill and vows revenge on them along with Gamora. For the costume, use the gray body paint to touch up parts that aren’t covered by the costume, such as your neck and hands.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Homemade Suit

Spider-Man Homecoming Homemade Suit

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is forced to return the fancy high-tech suit that benefactor Tony Stark gifted him after an incident with the Vulture goes awry. He resorts to wearing the amateur costume that he made during his early exploits that first made him famous.

Gon Freecss

Gon Freecss is a young Hunter and along with his best friend Killua Zoldyck is the protagonist of the anime/manga shounen series Hunter x Hunter. Finding his father is Gon’s motivation in becoming a Hunter. His weapon of choice is a fishing pole.

Mantis

Mantis

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) uses are telepathic powers to sense others’ emotions when she makes physical contact with them. Despite this ability she remains innocent and rather naive, which makes sense given that she’s spent most of her life in solitude with Peter Quill’s father Ego. Who would have guessed the antennas would be sold at Hot Topic of all places?